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Interventions for Emerging Mental Health Difficulties in Education Settings

Module titleInterventions for Emerging Mental Health Difficulties in Education Settings
Module codePYCM084
Academic year2020/1
Credits20
Module staff

Dr Robert Kidney (Convenor)

Duration: Term123
Duration: Weeks

5

Number students taking module (anticipated)

30

Description - summary of the module content

Module description

Education Mental Health Practitioners (EHMP) will need to develop an awareness of emerging mental health difficulites in education settings and be able to intervene with parents / carers and school staff in these settings.

You will be taught consultation skills. You will be expected to advise and support teachers and other school and college staff about the psychological effects of common problems in children and adolescents. Process consultation skills will provide a framework for you to offer consultation to staff in relation to specific groups of children or young people, or in relation to individual children.

You will be taught intevention skills in the the delivery of training and psychological support to groups (of children and young people, parents and/or teachers). Key principles of working with groups (classes) will be addressed so that the EMHP is able to prepare appropriate materials, manage group processes, deliver training and/or support confidently, work in partnership with other professionals, and critically evaluation their own performance.

Module aims - intentions of the module

This module will equip EMHPs with a good understanding of the process of consultation and group work in schools and colleges in face to face and virtual settings. They will acquire a framework of key skills and knowledge through classroom teaching, experiential learning, role play, observation and supervised practice.

Specifically this module will aim:

  • To develop competence in addressing early indicators of emerging mental health problems in an educational setting.
  • To acquire skills of particular value in a school and college context working with large numbers of at risk children and young people.
  • To learn to harness self-help and peer-support potential of children and young people (CYP) in educational settings.
  • To acquire skills to train others in basic mental health intervention skills
  • To develop skills in co-ordinating with healthcare and other service providers.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

ILO: Module-specific skills

On successfully completing the module you will be able to...

  • 1. Understand and apply invention approaches to support the role of an EMHP
  • 2. Develop competence and skills in a model of consultation for use in schools in relation to common problems that children and young people experience
  • 3. Develop competency in group work, (this may be with children or young people or parenting groups) in person or remotely.

ILO: Discipline-specific skills

On successfully completing the module you will be able to...

  • 4. Summarise basic and essential factual and conceptual knowledge of the subject, and demonstrate a critical understanding of this knowledge
  • 5. Address systematically complex problems which may be framed within unpredictable contexts, think critically, creatively, and independently, and fully appreciate the complexities of the issues

ILO: Personal and key skills

On successfully completing the module you will be able to...

  • 6. Evaluate your strengths and weaknesses, challenge received opinion and develop your own criteria and judgement, and to seek and make use of feedback
  • 7. Manage your own learning using the full range of resources of the clinical discipline and with minimum guidance

Syllabus plan

Syllabus plan

The module content, module-specific learning objectives, style of delivery and assessment for this module are as informed by the curriculum for the training of EMHPs to support the use of consultation and group work.

You must develop an understanding of intervention approaches, and develop competency in a model of consultation and group work with children or young people and Parenting Groups either in person or remotely.

Consultation to education staff: you must demonstrate competence and skill in offering consultation to school / college staff in relation to common problems that children and young people experience. They must draw on a formal model of consultation to structure the consultation. This may be completed in person or remotely.

Group work with children: specialist skills required for working with children and young people in groups will be covered. This will include understanding of a focus upon issues such as: attentional difficulties, affect dysregulation, substance misuse and sleep.

Parenting groups: skills required to be able to lead parenting groups in education settings and work alongside other education staff and parents e.g. transition parenting groups, parenting groups that are universally available for working with behavioural difficulties.

Learning and teaching

Learning activities and teaching methods (given in hours of study time)

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad
881120

Details of learning activities and teaching methods

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled learning and teaching8Practical classes – these will be used to develop and enhance clinical competencies through tutor supervised small group role-play
Scheduled learning and teaching78Lectures
Scheduled learning and teaching2Tutorials – these will take the form of small group supervision sessions led by the tutor focussed upon completion of the portfolio
Guided independent study60Reading and preparation for seminars in ‘flipped classroom’ delivery model
Guided independent study50Self-practice and self-reflection on role plays of interventions with fellow students undertaken outside of teaching sessions
Guided independent study2Undertaking structured reflective ‘blogging’ of clinical practice in the workplace with patients

Assessment

Formative assessment

Form of assessmentSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Personal and professional development portfolio (PPD)1600 words1-7Written

Summative assessment (% of credit)

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams
10000

Details of summative assessment

Form of assessment% of creditSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Clinical report on consultation (this assessment must be passed; failure in this assessment will lead to failure in the module and the programme)1002500 words1-2, 4-7Written
Practice outcome document – assessment of service level applied competencies undertaken in clinical practice (this assessment is pass/fail only and must be passed; failure in this assessment will lead to failure in the module and the programme)0800 words1-7Written
Clinical practice portfolio – log of all clinical requirements such as clinical hours, supervision hours and completed clinical cases (this assessment is pass/fail only and must be passed; failure in this assessment will lead to failure in the module and the programme)0n/a1Written

Re-assessment

Details of re-assessment (where required by referral or deferral)

Original form of assessmentForm of re-assessmentILOs re-assessedTimescale for re-assessment
Clinical report on consultationClinical report on consultation1-2, 4-7Three weeks from the date feedback was provided
Practice outcome document – assessment of service level applied competencies undertaken in clinical practicePractice outcome document – assessment of service level applied competencies undertaken in clinical practice1-7Four weeks from the date feedback was provided
Clinical practice portfolio – log of all clinical requirements such as clinical hours, supervision hours and completed clinical casesClinical practice portfolio – log of all clinical requirements such as clinical hours, supervision hours and completed clinical cases1Four weeks from the date feedback was provided

Re-assessment notes

Three summative assessments are required for this module. In all cases re-assessment will be the same as the original assessment. Where you have been referred/deferred for any form of assessment detailed above you will have the opportunity to retake within the period specified above from the date that feedback was provided.

If you pass re-assessments taken as a result of referral (i.e. following initial failure in the assessment), the overall module mark will be capped at 50%.

If you fail re-assessments taken as a result of referral (i.e. following initial failure in the assessment), you will be failed in the module and as a consequence you will be failed in the programme and your registration as a student of the University will be terminated.

Resources

Indicative learning resources - Basic reading

Core reading:

  • Bennett-Levy, J., Richards, D., Farrand, P. et al (2010). Oxford guide to low intensity CBT interventions. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Department of Health (2012). Child IAPT national curriculum. London: Department of Health
  • Fonagy, P., & Target, M. (2005). What works for whom: A critical review for children and adolescents. London: Routledge
  • Howard, C., Burton, M., Barrell, R., & Levermore, D. (2017). Children’s mental health and emotional well-being in primary schools: A whole school approach. Learning Matters.
  • Kärnä, A., Voeten, M., Little, T., Poskiparta, E., Kaljonen, A., & Salmivalli, C. (2011). A large-scale evaluation of the KiVa anti-bullying program; Grades 4-6. Child Development, 82, 311-330.
  • O’Hagan, K. (2001). Cultural competence in the caring professions. London: Jessica Kingsley.
  • Repper, J., & Perkins, R. (2003). Social inclusion and recovery. London: Bailliere Tindall.
  •  Roth, A. D., & Pilling, S. (2007). Core competencies required to deliver effective psychological therapies. London: HMSO, Department of Health.

Wider reading:

  • Department of health (2015). Future in mind: Promoting, protecting and improving our children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing. London: Department of Health.
  • Lester, H., & Glasby, J. (2006). Mental health policy and practice. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Pilgrim, D., & Rogers, A. (2005). Sociology of mental health. Maidenhead: Open University Press.
  • Rogers, A., & Pilgrim, D. (2003). Mental health and inequality. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Thornicroft, G. (2006). Shunned: Discrimination against people with mental illness. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Indicative learning resources - Web based and electronic resources

Module has an active ELE page

Key words search

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies, IAPT, Wellbeing Practitioner, EMHP, PWP, CYP, CBT, low intensity, children and young people, diversity, equal opportunities, recovery-orientated values, case management supervision, professional development, psychosocial, signposting, recovery

Credit value20
Module ECTS

10

Module pre-requisites

None

Module co-requisites

PYCM079 Children and Young People’s Mental Health Settings: Context and Values, PYCM080 Fundamental Skills: Assessment and Engagement, PYCM081 Evidence-based Interventions for Common Mental Health Problems with Children and Young People (Theory and Skills), PYCM082 Working, Assessing and Engaging in Education Settings, and PYCM083 Common Problems and Processes in Education Settings

NQF level (module)

7

Available as distance learning?

No

Origin date

07/12/2018

Last revision date

04/08/2020